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Old 12-01-2011, 12:25 AM   #11
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Was thinking about getting ruger redhawk Alaskan I was wandering eat you guys thought about the that ruger
Hell yes! The Ruger Alaskan 44 is excellent. I shoot 340 grain, +P+ ammo through my Alaskan and it's deadly accurate. The felt recoil is about equal to a .357 thanks to the hogue tamer grip.
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Hell yes! The Ruger Alaskan 44 is excellent. I shoot 340 grain, +P+ ammo through my Alaskan and it's deadly accurate. The felt recoil is about equal to a .357 thanks to the hogue tamer grip.
the grip can make all the difference in the way the recoil affects your hand. i changed the stock ribbed rubber ones on my Taurus Tracker 44 for the Hogue monogrips, it sure feels a lot better now. way more control.
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Do any of you guys no how acurit a 4 in is
back in the 80's i use to shoot a fair amount of PPC with a model 19 smith shooting 38's. i normally shot mid to upper 90's on the 60 shot course. one day i decided to try it with my 4" 629 shootin hot loads with a 250gr keith bullet. i managed to pull an 89 with it. am sure the gun coulda done better but don't think i coulda with those loads.
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If you have the opportunity to own an Alaskan .44, jump on it. As hand-cannons go... the Alaskan 44 is by-far the most fun to shoot.

It's big, it's bulky, it's heavy, it's accurate, and it can handle the HOTTEST loads you can stuff in it. And, it won't break your arm. The only thing better than this is TWO of them!
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I used to hit the 12" gong at 100 yards all the time with my 8" .44 Raging Bull. One time I actually managed 6/6 shots on the 12" gong at 200 yards using a clamp-on bipod.

But I agree, a 2" doesn't really give you much over a 4", but you lose a good chunk of your velocity and add a good bit of noise. Not to mention, if it is a defensive gun I'll take the increased muzzle control of a longer barrel ANY day.

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Way kind of groups do they get

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NO - if you can't carry a 4" barreled revolver in 44 or larger cal then don't carry one buy a 41 or 4" barreled 357 mag. Plus some of the lite weight snubies shooting hot heavy 44 loads can cause the bullets to back out and jamb up the revolver so you end up with a single shot.

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You must have a very special Vaquero
Don't know that I would call it "very special"...I reamed the chamber throats to proper dimension, installed a Belt Mountain base pin (over sized), fit a new locking lug, fire lapped it and developed an accurate handload.

None of these modifications are what I would call extreme. Fire lapping is time consuming, but not difficult, and probably accounts for more improvement in accuracy than the other work. The gun is however an early Vaquero, and judging by my last four Ruger purchases, a much better fit and and finish than what seems to be presently common from Ruger.
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You may want to buy an eyebrow pencil. Yours will be burned off
from the muzzle blast.

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You may want to buy an eyebrow pencil. Yours will be burned off
from the muzzle blast.
he could always wear a welding helmet when shooting a 2" 44magnum!
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